Packages Now Available Online, Including Transportation, Accommodations & Tickets to the Unique, Immersive Experience

Catalina Island, CA – (July 31, 2019) – Whet Travel, the leader in independent music cruise experiences including 15 years of Groove Cruise, is taking its trendsetting floating music festival concept to land or the first time ever with the 2019 Groove Island immersive dance music experience on Catalina Island, in Los Angeles, California. Electronic music fans and those looking for a unique and exciting weekend can purchase tickets online now at for the September 27-30 festival. Prices start at $199 per person (event tickets only), and $497 per person (including accommodations and round-trip ferry transportation).

The epic three-day Groove Island experience will feature performances from nearly 40 top artists including Andrew Rayel, Chus + Ceballos, Mark Knight, Oliver Heldens, Sam Feldt, Shiba San, and more. The dynamic event will also feature a silent disco, comedy show, six themed parties, a relaxing on-site Whet Oasis chill lounge experience, and unique artist-hosted activities to give fans the chance to get up-close-and-personal with their favorite performers as they zipline, golf, fish, jet ski, challenge one another in an escape room and more. Partygoers can immerse themselves in this unparalleled dance-music getaway amidst the blissful paradise of Catalina Island, a destination just off the coast of Los Angeles, known for its stunning views, storied history, celebrity residents and local flora and fauna.

Officially introduced today with limited availability remaining, Whet Travel is offering various packages that include ferry transportation (upgradeable to a helicopter for only $129), festival tickets, and accommodations designed to meet every budget and vacation style, including:

Camp with your Crew, Catalina-Style

Nestled between botanical gardens and the island’s nature center, the campgrounds of Catalina Island showcase views of the surrounding chaparral covered hills where campers could even spot animal life endemic to the area. With recreational options of hiking, bird watching, ecotours, and biking – Groove Island attendees will enjoy an authentic camping retreat between heart-pumping concerts, surrounded by breathtaking nature activities.

Hotel Buyouts

For those seeking the comforts of a hotel, a wide range of offerings are available including economy, mid-tier, and premium rooms in properties throughout the island. From Spanish-style bungalows to quaint neighborhood inns, hotel packages include a three-night stay, round-trip ferry from/to Long Beach, and the three-day festival ticket.

Vacay Rentals:  Groove with your Whole Gang

Squad goals? With optional stays in vacation homes or villas prepared to make Catalina Island a comfortable home-away-from-home for those attending Groove Island. A variety of pricing options are offered to ensure all members of a group are treated like a VIP with a three-night stay, round trip ferry from/to Long Beach, and a three-day festival ticket.

Yachts and Sail Boats: Party like a Rockstar

Groove Island is the only dance music festival ever to be held on Catalina Island – and Whet Travel encourages attendees to pull a boat up and party!  Instagram was built for this. Arrive in major style and let the yacht act as the base to your musical journey throughout the weekend. Large motor yachts and more economical sailing yachts are almost sold out. Event tickets are not included in pricing and must be purchased separately. Tan, tunes, and toasts to the good life. For those looking to arrive in true A-lister style, helicopter transfers are available at an additional cost and very reasonable.

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About Whet Travel

For the last 15 years, Whet Travel has curated and produced more half- and full-ship music cruises than any other independent company. Partnering with some of the cruise industry’s most recognized and trusted brands, the revolutionary company has executed more than 50 wildly successful events including Groove Cruise, Motorboat, Zen Cruise, and Salsa Cruise, among others. Innovators since their launch in 2004, Whet Travel was named Inc. Magazine’s #4 fastest-growing travel company in the country, has won the prestigious ‘Charter Partner of the Year’ award from Carnival and Norwegian Cruise Line, and has been featured in USA Today, Billboard, Forbes, and more.


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